I have made a decision to devote most of my blogging efforts to my Injury Board profile. If you are unfamiliar with Injury Board, you can obtain additional information by checking out the Injury Board website. I have am commited to putting people before profits – commited to fighting for the little guy – commited to doing the right thing – commited to standing up to bullies – and that is exactly what the Injury Board is all about.
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Washington University School of Law is one of 19 schools that received a five-star rating in Campus Pride 2010 LGBT Friendly Climate Index. The School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri started a group called OUTLaw – which is an alliance of law students that works with the community to promoto a positive environment for gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered individuals. The group’s goal is to address legal issues and questions that arise with sexual and gender diversity.
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Today I met with the SLU group known as the “Outlaws” over lunch. President Simon Taft welcomed and introduced me to the groupd of approximately 25-30 second and third year law students. As it was explained to me, the overall purpose of the Outlaws organization is to promote both awareness and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied students and factulty at SLU Law (Saint Louis University School of Law).
I first introduced myself and where I work, … Continue Reading >
The words of Joe Solmonese, President of the HRC
We’ve come to expect GOP candidates to call for a hateful constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. But we never expected them to support forming a commission to investigate pro-equality advocates like you and me.
I’m not making this up. Several of the GOP presidential candidates have now signed a pledge to appoint “a commission to investigate harassment” of anti-LGBT activists. It’s part of a years-long effort by right-wing groups to protect … Continue Reading >
According to PROMO:
“This evening, the Olivette City Council passed, with a unanimous vote, two pieces of legislation that would include nondiscrimination protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Olivette in employment, housing and public accommodations, as well as the creation of a Domestic Partner Registry. Through the leadership of Councilman Leif Hauser, Olivette will become the first City in Missouri not only to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance inclusive of both sexual orientation and gender identity at … Continue Reading >
There is a lot going on at PROMO this week! PROMO‘s Executive Director, A.J. Bockelman is currently serving as a David Bohnett Gay & Lesbian Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. The members of PROMO continue to work tirelessly to change legislation in Missouri. The Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) is a big issue right now. Currently, in the State of Missouri, you can still be fired for being gay, lesbian, bi or transgendered. Also, students in the State of … Continue Reading >
PROMO is a Missouri organization stretching across the state that provides constant advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The group promotes equality through legistlative action, electoral politics, grasswrood organizing and community education.
While I have been a member of Promo and periodically donate my time, I decided that wasn’t enough. Today, I officially joined the “Governor’s Council”. What does that mean? Well it is more than just a monetary donation (which is obviously needed to keep this organization … Continue Reading >
I agree that the name is a little odd but the message is a good one! In this day and age, it seems pretty darn obvious that no one deserves to be raped – regardless of the individual’s choice of dress at the time of the crime. But apparently, there are people out there that still don’t understand this concept. In January of this year, a police officer’s ignorant statement created an uproar across the U.S. While given a talk … Continue Reading >